Freddy Jones Band

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Freddy Jones Band
Freddy Jones Band.jpg
Freddy Jones Band at Hopefest, Chicago.
Background information
Origin Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres Roots rock
Blues-rock
Years active 1992–present
Labels Capricorn Records
PolyGram

The Freddy Jones Band is a roots rock band from Chicago, Illinois. Despite the name, no member of the band is actually named Freddy Jones, and the band has never definitively revealed the name's source.[1]

History[edit]

The Freddy Jones band was formed in 1988 by Wayne Healy and Marty Lloyd while attending college in South Bend In.[1] The following year Healy & Lloyd moved to Chicago and began playing as an acoustic trio with childhood friend Jim Bonaccorsi. They self-released their first album, which was later repackaged and released on Capricorn Records in 1994 after scoring a local radio hit with "In a Daydream". They continued to build a fanbase both in the Midwest US and nationwide through tours of colleges.[1] Several albums on Capricorn followed, and 1995's North Ave. Wake-Up Call and 1997's Lucid both attracted some radio airplay (with the songs "Waitress" and "Mystic Buzz") as well as cracking the upper echelons of the Billboard charts. In 1998, bassist Jim Bonaccorsi and guitar/vocalist Rob Bonaccorsi left the band and were replaced with bassist Mark Murphy.[2] The band went on hiatus in 2001 but returned in 2005, doing shows in Chicago, Milwaukee and other Midwestern cities.[3]

Discography[edit]

  • The Freddy Jones Band (Poor Boys Records, 1992; re-released with bonus material, 1994)
  • Waiting for the Night (Capricorn Records, 1993)
  • North Ave. Wake-Up Call (Capricorn, 1995) US Billboard 200 peak #186[4]
  • Lucid (PolyGram, 1997) US Billboard Heatseekers peak #19[4]
  • Mile High Live (Capricorn, 1999)
  • High Spirits (Sony Special Products, 2006; a compilation 1993-1995)
  • Time Well Wasted (2009; live plus three new studio tracks)

Members[edit]

Past members[edit]

  • Jeff Duffy - drums
  • Mark Murphy - bass
  • Scott Larned - keys

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Freddy Jones Band Play the Name Game. Rolling Stone, 5/8/99. Accessed May 12, 2007.
  2. ^ FJB Makes a North Ave. Shake-Up Call. Rolling Stone, 3/1/98. Accessed May 12, 2007.
  3. ^ Concert Review. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7/6/06. Accessed May 12, 2007.
  4. ^ a b Billboard, Allmusic.com

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